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English verb: stretch out

1. stretch out (motion) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length


SamplesUnfold the newspaper.
Stretch out that piece of cloth.
Extend the TV antenna.


Synonymsextend, stretch, unfold


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Verb groupextend

2. stretch out (motion) lie down comfortably


SamplesTo enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass.


Synonymsstretch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)lie, lie down

3. stretch out (body) thrust or extend out


SamplesHe held out his hand.
Point a finger.
Extend a hand.
The bee exserted its sting.


Synonymsexsert, extend, hold out, put out, stretch forth


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion


Narrower (hyponym)hyperextend

4. stretch out (body) extend one's body or limbs


SamplesLet's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours.


Synonymsstretch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

5. stretch out (body) stretch (the neck) so as to see better


SamplesThe women craned their necks to see the President drive by.


Synonymscrane


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)extend, stretch









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